Francisco Moya leaves St. Leo’s in Corona. Photo by Christina Santucci

Hiram done in by scandal

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 39 on September 23, 2010 | No Comments

Community activist Francisco Moya bested former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate nearly two-to-one in last week’s Democratic primary, but was his win due to voters liking Moya or disliking Monserrate? Michael Krasner, political science professor at Queens College, said it was most likely a combination of both.

maloney_race-_santucci-tl-staff-web

Maloney won over Saujani due to visibility: Insiders

Posted by Nathan Duke in Congress, District 14, U.S. House on September 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

Manhattan attorney Reshma Saujani may have been U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s (D-Astoria) toughest opposition in years, but the longtime congresswoman handily defeated her challenger in last week’s Democratic primary because she has been visible in her district, political insiders said.

stavisky_election_folo-_ken_maldonado-tl-freelance-web

Stavisky credits her focus in Senate primary win

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in District 16, State Senate on September 23, 2010 | No Comments

Candidates and political observers have begun to make their assessments about what happened this election season to lead to the easy re-election of state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone). As is often the case in politics, money, anger and apathy were key to the results, some said, while Stavisky highlighted her focus on issues rather than divisive rhetoric.

Ed Braunstein leaves PS 41 with girlfriend Stephanie Stern in Bayside.

Braunstein wins nomination in crowded Assembly primary

Posted by Nathan Duke in Assembly, District 26 on September 16, 2010 | No Comments

Edward Braunstein, a former aide to state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan), edged past three opponents Tuesday in the Democratic primary in the first step of the race to replace Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza (D-Bayside), according to unofficial election results.

se_queens_primary-_santucci

Huntley, Clark defeat Democratic challengers

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, District 10, District 33, State Senate on September 16, 2010 | No Comments

Experience was the deciding factor in the key Democratic primary races as both state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) and state Assemblywoman Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village) were returned to office, according to unofficial results.

stavisky_race-_santucci

Stavisky defeats Dems seeking her Senate seat

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in District 16, State Senate on September 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

Barring any unexpected developments, Toby Stavisky will hold on to her state Senate seat for another two years after beat her two Democratic challengers, newcomer John Messer and Flushing fixture Isaac Sasson, in the primary.